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Trump says Melania wouldn't cry if he were shot

Genuine, normal human compassion is apparently confusing to President Trump.

Trump appeared at a GOP fundraiser packed with lawmakers at the Washington, D.C., Trump Hotel on Wednesday night and provided an hourlong roast of Democrats and Republicans alike, Politico reports. But he reserved what is debatably a compliment for House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), giving a disturbing look into his own marriage along the way.

During his remarks, Trump brought up how Scalise was shot at a Republican congressional baseball practice a few years ago. That incident — yes, being shot — is something Trump wouldn't "recommend as a weight loss plan," Politico reports he said. Trump then mentioned how Scalise's wife "cried her eyes out when I met her at the hospital that fateful day," a reaction that Trump didn't see as normal. "I mean not many wives would react that way to tragedy. I know mine wouldn't," he said.

How Trump thinks first lady Melania Trump would react to him shooting someone on Fifth Avenue has yet to be discussed.